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Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a rich and creamy soup filled with everything the perfect loaded potato has.

Crisp bacon, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, green onions, and perfectly cooked baked potatoes. This is one of the best comfort food meals best enjoyed with a fresh green salad and hot crusty bread. Yum!

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Loaded baked potato soup is one of those super delicious soups that you crave. Is it super healthy for you? Well, I would put in a slightly less category than, say, Chicken Veggie Soup, but I suppose it all depends on how you define healthy. Considering the only vegetables in this particular loaded baked potato soup recipe are the green onions, we should probably just classify this soup as “it tastes REALLY good” rather than “it’s REALLY good for you”.

How to make this recipe:

This recipe starts with baked potatoes. Go figure, right? I’ve seen some recipes out there for baked potato soup that start with raw potatoes and, to me, that sort of means you’re just making potato soup and not baked potato soup. You can bake the potatoes however you wish, but I highly recommend baking the potatoes in the Instant Pot. They turn out so creamy and delicious and take very little time to cook.

You can choose to leave the peel on or pull it off. I prefer no skin in my soup.

Next comes all of your favorite baked potato toppings. For me, that includes sour cream, cheddar, and green onions. You could totally throw some roasted broccoli or smoked pulled pork in the soup too.  Equal amounts of milk and chicken broth are used to make the soup creamy while also adding great flavor. I wait to add the bacon until I serve it up in order to keep it crisp.

I made this soup on the stove top in my dutch oven, but you can just as easily throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and set it to low for 4-6 hours. That’s always a great option if you want to have dinner ready when you get home.

How to make Loaded Baked Potato Soup

How do I make potato soup more flavorful?

When I was trying to figure out how I wanted to make my loaded baked potato soup, I saw a lot of recipes were people commented that it was bland. Truth be told, it really doesn’t get much more bland than a plain baked potato. To boost the flavor in this soup, I added a few simple ingredients. Like I mentioned above, I used equal parts chicken broth to milk. By using homemade chicken broth, the flavor goes from good to oh-my-that’s-delicious!

I also found that the addition of garlic powder really added a lot of flavor. If I were sauteeing vegetables like onion, carrot, and celery for the base of this soup, I would have thrown in fresh garlic. Since this baked potato soup doesn’t have all the veggies, I decided to use garlic powder.

Finally, one of the best ingredients you can add to any soup is salt. I always wait to salt my soups until the very end. I sprinkle some on top, give it a stir, ladle some soup into my spoon, and give it a taste. That process continues until I think it’s perfectly seasoned.

Can I freeze soup with potatoes in it?

Absolutely! Potatoes freeze really well in liquid. The only change that will happen is that they will get even softer. That is a result you most likely want. I don’t, however, recommend freezing soups with pasta. That is, of course, unless you prefer pasta that turns into mush. I froze this soup along with my Chicken and Corn Chowder, which also has potatoes, and they thawed and reheated beautifully!

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Prep20 minutes
Cook40 minutes
Total1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a rich and creamy soup filled with everything the perfect loaded potato has.

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Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • In large stockpot or dutch oven, cook the bacon pieces. Start with medium high heat and continually reduce the heat as the bacon sizzles and the grease bubbles, while occasionally stirring. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Discard all of the bacon grease except the bottom layer in the pot that holds all the flavor.
  • Over medium heat in the same pot, melt the butter. Sprinkle the flour on top, stir, and allow to cook while stirring frequently, until mixture is fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic powder, milk, and chicken broth. Stir well to combine and scrape the bottom of the pan. Mixture should resemble a very thin gravy.
  • Remove the skins from your baked potatoes and roughly chop. Add them to your soup, along with the green onions, cheddar, and sour cream. Allow to heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with cooked bacon pieces.

Notes

Soup can be stored in air tight containers in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for several months. To keep bacon crisp, do not add until ready to serve.
Recipe time does not include time it takes to bake potatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 705kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 26g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 1572mg, Potassium: 1114mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1219IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 399mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    i blended half of the baked potato with a bit of broth, since i rushed the roux. it worked well. my boyfriend said its the best soup he’s ever had. thank you so much!! 🥔🧀🥓🧅🍲

  2. 5 stars
    WOW that looks so creamy! I can’t believe I never tried to make soup using baked potatoes before, I can almost taste the pictures. Will be making this ASAP!

  3. 5 stars
    I have never made this soup with chicken broth but it makes sense I bet infuses a lot of flavor. Soups are my guilty pleasure and more when those have potatoes. Making your recipe next week.

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious recipe. Love the Baked potato option to this creamy and yummy soup. I love all the flavor and combinations.